Researchers develop rapid scanner for multiple pathogens

Monday, May 12, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers used tunable luminescent nanocrystals as part of a tagging system to scan multiple pathogens in a single test, according to a study recently published in Nature Communications.
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PositiveID announces three new contracts

Monday, May 12, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Biological detection and diagnostics company PositiveID recently announced three new contracts for its two signature technologies.
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Rapiscan Systems launches Driverless Eagle M60 screening system

Monday, May 12, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ajay Mehra
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CBP reaches applicant goal for hiring campaign

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said on Friday that it reached its 10,000 applicant goal within one week of announcing the availability of 2,000 additional CBP officer positions.
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Talks on ban of WMDs in Middle East move to Geneva

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Informal talks between Israel and its Middle Eastern neighbors about the potential elimination of WMDs from the region will take place in Geneva on May 14-15.
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PharmAtheme posts $2.3 million first quarter loss

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Eric I. Richman
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National Guard completes training exercise

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

More than 600 National Guard members from New York, New Jersey and Puerto Rico completed a five-day disaster training exercise at the New York State Preparedness Training Center on May 2 to serve as the new Region 2 Homeland Response Force (HRF).
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Pakistan commits to keeping WMDs from terrorists

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Masood Khan
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Teleoperated robots could make disaster response smarter, faster

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Electrical engineers from the University of Washington recently developed telerobotics technology that could make disaster response more efficient for first responders.
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Response Biomedical votes for new directors, auditor

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Canadian diagnostic test developer Response Biomedical Corp. voted to appoint a new auditor and board of directors at its annual shareholder meeting on Thursday.
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NIH's Feldman calls for better data sharing to address ebola outbreak

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ebola
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Pennsylvania National Guard trains to stop CBRN attacks

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Soldiers with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard conducted confidence CBRN training last week to be prepared to withstand gas attacks.
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North Carolina first responders simulate hazmat disaster response

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

First responders in Landis, North Carolina, conducted a multi-jurisdictional training exercise on Thursday to test their skills in responding to a simulated hazardous spill.
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Biodefense expert urges international collaboration

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

David R. Franz
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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service seeks emergency program specialist

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is looking to hire an emergency program specialist for its department of agriculture in Denver.
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Homeland Security Solutions to partner with Maryland technology incubator

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bradley Schreiber
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Maryland emergency responders train for large-scale events

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

More than 130 Maryland emergency responders recently joined first responders from across the U.S. to train at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Alabama.
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Ariz. paramedic students receive FEMA certification after week-long exercise

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Fifteen Northland Pioneer College (NPC) paramedic students recently received FEMA certification to treat patients exposed to biological, chemical or radiological agents.
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Obama recognizes National Transportation Week

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

President Barack Obama issued a presidential proclamation on Friday recognizing May 16 as National Defense Transportation Day (NDTD) and May 11-17 as National Transportation Week.
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Sikorsky, NREC team to demonstrate unmanned ground vehicle

Thursday, May 15, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chris VanBuiten
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